Creative will be launching two “entertainment” devices, a 7in and a 10in tablet based on the Android OS.
The Android 2.1 Creative ZiiO 10″ comes with a 1,024 x 600 resolution TFT screen, and ships with a stylus as it uses a resistive touch screen. The tablet is powered by a ZiiLABS ZMS-08 processor based on a 1GHz ARM Cortex chip, and is capable of playing 1080p HD content. The 10in model lacks 3G, but has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Other key features include a front-facing VGA camera, HDMI output and an SD slot allowing an additional 32GB of storage.
Prices for the ZiiO 10″ start at £249.99 for a 8Gb version and £269.99 for a 16Gb version.
The ZiiO 10″ weighs 650g and, at 262mm x 173mm x 13.7mm, is slightly smaller than the ViewSonic ViewPad 10.
The Creative ZiiO 7″, ships with a 480 x 800 resolution TFT resistive display, a stylus and Android 2.1. The tablet uses the same ZiiLABS ZMS-08 processor as the 10in version, and has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Other features include HDMI output and a front-facing VGA camera. A micro-SD card allows hot swap with memory found commonly in smartphones.
The ZiiO 7″ is 250g lighter than the ZiiO 10″ at just 400g and measures 207.4mm x 133mm x 13.7mm
The 8Gb ZiiO 7″ starts at £199.99 and goes up to £219.99 for the 16Gb model.
Preloaded applications include a music player, video player, photo viewer and Android audio application and status control bar.
As you would expect from a business that was built on audio the devices both feature state of the art audio, they both come with Creative’s X-Fi audio system and users will be able to link to Creative’s range of wireless speakers.
The devices are available “soon”[ad name=”Google Text half banner advert “]